About the Board
The Murrieta Valley Unified School District governing board is comprised of five elected trustees. Members of the Board of Education are residents and taxpayers in our community. The only legal requirement for an individual seeking to become a Board member is that he or she be registered to vote and reside within their respective trustee area.
(Trustee Area Map)
The Board of Education is a policy-making body and they have the authority, acting as a unit, to contract for goods, employ personnel, establish a budget, and determine the educational programs of the District.
The Board meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the District Support Center at 41870 McAlby Court, unless otherwise posted. Special Board of Education meetings may also be scheduled to address issues as they arise.
The Board agenda is posted is posted at the Support Center and online 72 hours prior to the meeting. Agendas for Special Board meetings are posted at least 24 hours prior to the Board meeting.
Presenting Your Board of Education:
The Board of Education appoints the Superintendent of Schools. The Superintendent serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the District. The Superintendent is also the Secretary to the Board of Education and prepares Board agendas as well as maintains its records and files.District Superintendent Patrick Kelley began his career as a middle school teacher in Ramona Unified School District. Mr. Kelley came to the Murrieta Valley Unified School District in 1991 and taught Language Arts and Social Studies at Shivela Middle School. From there Mr. Kelley served as Coordinator of Child Welfare and Attendance and went on to serve as Assistant Principal and Principal at Rail Ranch Elementary. He opened Buchanan Elementary School as Principal in 2001. In 2003, Mr. Kelley was appointed Director of Human Resources and was promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources in 2005. Mr. Kelley served briefly as Deputy Superintendent before being appointed Superintendent in October, 2012. Read Kelley's bio here.